Faculty Footnotes

Reflections on the IOTA meeting, Iasi, Romania, 9-12 January 2019

Last week I had the joy of attending the inaugural meeting of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA), a meeting that exceeded the expectations of the organizers.  This effort was conceived by several scholars who were present at the Holy and Great Council on Crete, and after much discussion felt that there would be a benefit to having a range of Orthodox scholars from different disciplines meeting to talk about different aspects of Church life.  It is hard to imagine that such a discussion could lead to a reality only...

Alumni News

Alumnus helps provide healing along Kansas City’s ‘dividing line’

Pradeep Hatcher

Troost Avenue is the symbol of generations of racism and poverty in Kansas City, Missouri. It’s also the street you’ll find a place offering an Orthodox Christian approach to healing: Reconciliation Services, a faith-based nonprofit founded by St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church.

The work of the nonprofit—which is led by executive director Rev. Justin Mathews, an alumnus of St. Vladimir’s Seminary (M.Div., 07)—was recently featured by Duke Divinity’s Faith & Leadership magazine.

“We are intentional about allowing the history of this place to infuse our solutions to the problems that we see,” Mathews told Faith & Leadership. “We can’t heal trauma without acknowledging the source of the trauma.”

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Seminarians Speak

The Wounded Healer interviews Seminarian Dan Bein

Pradeep Hatcher

The latest episode of the podcast The Wounded Healer, on Ancient Faith Radio, features SVOTS Seminarian Dan Bein in a conversation about his experience in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).

The podcast is produced by Seminary Professor Fr. Adrian Budica and Chaplain Sarah Byrne-Martelli, a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) student at SVOTS.  In this episode, “The Power of Holy Listening,” Bein tells Byrne-Martelli that what he encountered through the Seminary’s CPE program was not what he...

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